And they’re off! It’s the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. 20 horses will compete and only one lucky winner will receive a $2 million purse! The most exciting two minutes in sports begins at 6:40pm! Here’s where to drink Mint Juleps, where fancy hats and watch the race! To see a full list of the 20 horses, visit here!
Publico will screen the most thrilling two minutes in sports in the form of the 148th Kentucky Derby. The viewing will be projected on the interior walls of the restaurant’s interior courtyard as well as across TV’s located at both bars. Drink specials will include a signature Slush Puppy Mint Julep as well as a customizable Mint Julep menu allowing guests to design a cocktail as creative as the wide hats that line the stands of Churchill Downs. Each Mint Julep cocktail will be priced at $15.00. Spectators can also have the opportunity to enter to win prizes and gift cards towards future visits to Publico.
Hunter’s Kitchen + Bar
Hunter’s will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby all day with lunch specials, cocktail specials and the races on the TVS.
City Tap House
The “greatest two minutes in sports” is upstaged by a few things every year: the hats, the wardrobes, and the cocktails. In honor of this year’s race, City Tap House will be channeling Churchill Downs so dapper gentlemen and belles can don their Derby finest. From seersucker suits to feathered toppers, the moments will be captured at an IG-worthy photo station on the patio. The brunchtime soiree will start at 12pm with Woodford Reserve in the house for a Derby pre-game with specialty cocktails and takeaway swag like hats and rose-themed Koozies. To sip ($13 each), there is a Frozen Mint Julepwith Woodford Reserve, simple syrup, lemon and mint; a Southern Peach Tea with Woodford Reserve, peach puree and lemonade; and a Kentucky Mulewith Woodford Reserve, ginger beer and lime. As the horses approach the gates, the streaming and sound will be on throughout City Tap House. Place your bets!
Love Child is getting into the Kentucky Derby spirit with a special tasting on Saturday at their Day Drinking Club featuring a Derby Tasting Party with AVEC from 12pm-3pm.
Bardo’s + Castle Island Brewing
Bardo’s + Castle Island Brewing will be showing the big race! Plus special additions to their menu!
Need a hat or fascinator for Derby Day?
Marie Galvin Millinery is known for her gorgeous creations including hats and fascinators for the Derby! Visit her instagram for details!